One of the main static display areas at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed is the Cartier "Style et Luxe" concours. As the press release tells us, "The Cartier 'Style et Luxe' is possibly the world's most coveted car design competition." Not only does it celebrate beauty, imagination and innovation, but it uses non-traditional judges to choose the award winners in 10 or so different categories. It's about art and inspiration and is fittingly judged by artists. That can mean actors, musicians, directors, artists, and even journalists. But not us. We had to walk in like every other general admission ticket holder. You enter the area and are greeted by an artistic reinterpretation of the buried Cadillacs one can find along old Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas. Right away you feel a sense of detachment from your current place and time. And the amazing journey just keeps surprising at every turn. Check out the gallery to see what we mean.


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